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For Republicans, Rounding Up Health Care Votes Could Prove Impossible

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday morning on CNN's State of the Union that it's "difficult to envision a scenario where I would end up voting for this bill."Chip Somodevilla/Getty Imageshide caption

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The Russia Investigations: Bad Week For Manafort, Social Networks In The Hot Seat

Paul Manafort speaks on the phone while touring the floor of the Republican National Convention on July 17, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio.Win McNamee/Getty Imageshide caption

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Trump Considering New Restrictions To Replace His Trademark Travel Ban

The travel ban, which has in the past led to chaos at airports and court cases, is one of the signature initiatives of the Trump administration.Spencer Platt/Getty Imageshide caption

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Biggest Flash Points In The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Two-year-old Robbie Klein of West Roxbury, Mass., has hemophilia, a medical condition that interferes with his blood's ability to clot normally. His parents, both teachers, worry that his condition could make it hard for them to get insurance to cover his expensive medications if the law changes.Jesse Costa/Jesse Costa/WBURhide caption

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Trump Embroiled In 2 Controversies About Professional Sports, Race And Culture

Members of the New England Patriots — and players across the league — kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.Jim Rogash/Getty Imageshide caption

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'You're Not Our Homey,' Howard University Protesters Tell Ex-FBI Director James Comey

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee on hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 8, 2017.Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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10 Months After Election Day, Feds Tell States More About Russian Hacking

Russian-backed hackers targeted election systems in 21 states but federal officials had not told state election officials which states were targeted until now.Tami Chapell/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States That Expanded Medicaid

Sen. Lindsey Graham, second from left, speaks as Sen. John Barrasso, from left, Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. John Thune and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell listen during a news briefing Tuesday.Alex Wong/Getty Imageshide caption

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Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

Equifax spent over $1 million last year on lobbying efforts, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.Mike Stewart/APhide caption

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Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

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Obama Argues Against Dark Worldview, Defends Health Care Law

Former President Barack Obama speaks Wednesday at the Goalkeepers 2017 conference, at New York City's Jazz at Lincoln Center.Jamie McCarthy/Getty Imageshide caption

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Obama Argues Against Dark Worldview, Defends Health Care Law

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With Germany's Election Around The Corner, What's Putin's Play?

President Vladimir Putin's Russia appears to have meddled less in the German elections, in which Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to retain power, than in other countries' recently.Sean Gallup/Getty Imageshide caption

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How Rick Santorum Got A Haircut And Revived The GOP's Obamacare Repeal Effort

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., speaks on Capitol Hill on Sept. 13 at the unveiling of the latest Republican bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.Alex Wong/Getty Imageshide caption

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How Rick Santorum Got A Haircut And Revived The GOP's Obamacare Repeal Effort

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Who Can Really 'Drain The Swamp'? Alabama GOP Primary Race Pits Trump Against Bannon

Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., campaigns at McCoy Outdoors in Mobile last weekend.Debbie Elliott/NPRhide caption

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Who Can Really 'Drain The Swamp'? Alabama GOP Primary Race Pits Trump Against Bannon

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WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Blasts GOP Health Bill, Says It Fails The 'Jimmy Kimmel Test'

Jimmy Kimmel, seen hosting the Academy Awards in February, has been thrown into political hot waters. His name has been invoked by a GOP senator looking to pass an Obamacare repeal and replace bill.Kevin Winter/Getty Imageshide caption

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2016 Voter Turnout Dropped At HBCUs, Climbed At Women's Colleges, Study Finds

Dillard University students march to their polling place on campus to vote in New Orleans on Nov. 8, 2016.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inchttp://npr.org/Getty Imageshide caption

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